As the 2019 NFL Draft is only two days away, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to make a splash in the draft, specifically in the later rounds.
The first two days of the NFL Draft are often the ones that make the biggest impact. Players like Baker Mayfield for the Browns taken first overall have the capacity to come in to an organization and immediately help in a total change of the culture. On the other hand, sometimes the early rounds of the draft show the shortcomings of the modern scouting system, and great potential Hall of Fame candidates slip into the later rounds.
Currently in the NFL, some of the greatest players across the league were drafted on the second, or even third day of the Draft. Off field issues aside, Antonio Brown for the Oakland Raiders is one of the most talented receivers in the league when he shows up to play. Tom Brady for the New England Patriots is not far away from retiring as one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of the sport.
The similarity between these two players is the fact that they were both drafted in the 6th round of their respective drafts. While most day-three players struggle to make the final roster at times, these two have had unbelievable success on the field, and have rewarded their teams (other than AB recently) for taking a gamble on a lower round pick. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have a shot at beating expectations this seasons, they will have to draft consistent players in the third day of the draft.